2021 Board Election

The governance of Tellico Village is the responsibility of the Property Owner Association Board of Directors. Property owners who are elected and serve on the Board volunteer their time to help shape the future of the Village and oversee the maintenance of its properties and financial strength. The election process for the Board of Directors is presented in the By-Laws of the Board. Elections are held each year for three-year terms. There are seven members of the Board. Two seats open each year for two years and then three seats open in the third year. We will have two seats open in this year’s election. The voting process takes place each November and is managed by an outside service to keep results confidential until the voting period concludes. Voting can be done digitally or by paper ballot if desired. The results are announced at the end of November and the winners are introduced at the December Board meeting to begin their three-year term.

Click here to view the full 2021 Board Election Calendar

Election Schedule:

Election Opens October 31st at 12:01 a.m. on Vote Net

Election Closes November 18th at 12 noon on Vote Net



John Arguelles

John Arguelles

As a board member my focus will be to listen and represent all property owners to reflect your goals and desires for the future of our village. As we approach build-out it is critically important we plan for infrastructure maintenance and expansion, have transparency in operations and decision making, responsible fiscal management, maintain and enhance property values and communication with residents. The board requires members who have the necessary skillsets to effectively prioritize and direct the POA staff and to meet the needs of property owners as we select a new CEO.

Current 2021 community positions: President New Villagers, board member of Tellico Life and President Tanasi Cove Villas townhome association.

BS George Washington U, DDS Georgetown U. Practiced dentistry for 45 years and served 30 years active and reserve in US Navy. Retired as a Captain.

As well as owning my own dental practice I also found time to start and manage a property development and construction business, owned an orange ranch, served on and was chairman of a city Harbor Commission with a 1,200-slip marina. Also served on and was chairman of a District Agriculture Commission that included Fairgrounds, exhibition halls, horse show arenas and horse barns.

My wife, Dianne, and I purchased our home in December of 2018. Our family consists of 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. Our animal friends include dogs, cats and quarter horses.

If elected, I will work diligently for the future of Tellico Village.

Robert Brunetti

Robert Brunetti

My wife Ramona and I have been property owners since 2010 and residents since 2013.  During our time here, we both have been actively involved in the numerous clubs and activities offered by Tellico Village. I have been a member and Secretary of the Golf Advisory Committee for the past three years.  Prior to that I served as the Monroe County Liaison to the HOA.  I have been a Monroe County Notary Public since 2016.  I am an active member of the Men’s Golf Association. Having attended numerous meetings of the various Advisory Committees and the POA Board, I believe I have a working knowledge of what makes Tellico Village a great place to live.

I am running for the POA Board because I believe I can use my experiences to benefit all the residents of Tellico Village.  As we grow as a community, we will need to maintain and improve the infrastructure and amenities of Tellico Village. My undergraduate degree is from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. My law degree is from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Prior to my retirement I was employed by the State of Connecticut for 31 years, the first nineteen as an Assistant State’s Attorney and the last twelve as a Superior Court Judge. My wife and I were both born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut.  We have been married for 46 years and have two children,  Robert Jr. and Alison, and two granddaughters.

Hussein Nijim

Hussein Nijim

After graduating from the U. of Illinois with a PH.D in aeronautical engineering, I joined Boeing as a research engineer working on the 757/767 airplanes for about 5 years. Subsequently, I joined the Aviation Department of Aramco oil company as an aircraft maintenance engineer. Later on, I served as the superintendent of planning and technical services responsible for engineering, procurement, contracting, and managing the overall budget. I also served on the Board of the subsidiary company that owned Aramco’s aircraft. I spent the last five years prior to retirement as the head of Corporate Planning for Aramco Services Company, a support subsidiary of Aramco with over 500 employees.

My wife and I were impressed with Tellico Village and moved from Houston and built our dream house in 2010/2011. As the years went by, and witnessing many changes, it became clear to me the importance of being involved and volunteering to serve our community. To that end, I began attending meetings of some of the advisory committees and participated in the most recent survey and focus groups. I also served on the MGA Board for three years (2018-2020) and was the MGA president in 2019.

Joining the Board would enable me to take part in developing policies and strategic plans to continue making Tellico Village the best place to live, and to have the best amenities and infrastructure to meet current growth and future needs. Most importantly, I will work with other members to ensure complete transparency in all aspects of the Board’s decisions, and encourage the active participation of all residents in voicing their opinions on all relevant matters to preserve the quality of life, the social fabric, and the tranquil environment that we currently have, and resist the commercialization of the residential areas of the Village.